Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal

Posted By Staff

Date: July 18th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

drainA boater accidentally drained a stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal after leaving all the lock gates open.

A section of the waterway was left with hardly any water on Tuesday near the Barge Inn in Seend, Wiltshire.

A spokesperson for the Canal and River Trust confirmed what happened was not malicious but that the boater was “rushing and left the paddles up”.

The lock paddles “work like a plug on a bath in allowing water in and out of the locks,” he explained.

He added that the trust had since restored the water levels.

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